DynCorp International is proud to support the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) as a sponsor of the Salute to Special Operations Forces, taking place September 25, 2013, at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Fla.
The annual event will honor the men and women of special operations and their families at the home of the U.S. Special Operations Command. In addition, outgoing SOWF president, John T. Carney, Jr., will be recognized for his accomplishments and achievements over the past 15 years on the occasion of his retirement.
Proceeds from the event will be used to provide college scholarships to the children of fallen special operations warriors.
Distinguished speakers will include Adm. William McCraven, U.S. Navy, commander, U. S. Special Operations Command; Gen. Carl Stiner, U. S. Army (Ret), second commander, U.S. Special Operations Command and Jim Lewis, M.D., SOWF scholarship recipient. Entertainment will be provided by former Army ranger, Keni Thomas.
About the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation was founded in 1980 to provide support and assistance to personnel serving in the U.S. Special Operations Command. Their mission is two-fold:
- For those who lose their life while serving in the U.S. military special operations community, the Warrior Foundation will provide scholarship to ensure their children receive a full college education, including tuition, books, fees, room and board and a computer and printer.
- For those that are severely wounded while deployed, the foundation will provide immediate financial assistance and support to ensure loved ones can be their bedside during recovery. The SOWF provides a $3,000 stipend to help offset unexpected expenses including travel, child care, food and lodging.
While the foundation has bestowed college scholarship funds to the children of fallen special operations personnel since 1980, SOWF has also been providing financial support to wounded special operators since 2005.